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Kalispell Office

(406) 752-1131 1860 Highway 93 North
Kalispell, MT 59901

Polson Office

(406) 752-1131 102 1st Ave E
Polson, MT 59860

Whitefish Office

(406) 752-1131 6345 US HWY 93 S Whitefish, MT 59937

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Dr. Michael Stebbins
& Dr. Young Stebbins-Han

Retainer Instructions


retainers

  • Wear your retainer at all times, until the doctor instructs otherwise.
  • Take your retainer out when eating, and always put it back in its case! (Most appliances are lost in school lunchrooms or restaurants.)
  • Clean the retainer thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush. Use warm but not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque, and eliminates odors. Efferdent® or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used but do not take the place of brushing. You can also soak your retainers in a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water.
  • When your retainer is not in your mouth, it should ALWAYS be in its case. Pets love to chew on them!
  • Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to it faster.
  • Retainers are breakable, so treat yours with care. If your retainer gets lost or broken, call us immediately.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about your retainer, or you believe it needs adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust it yourself.
  • Always bring your retainer to your appointments.
  • Remove your retainer when you go swimming.
  • Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.

Call Today: (406) 752-1131